Hand Developed Film Photo

Happy Easter!

I took this photograph about 12 years ago at college during an enrichment photography course. We were forced to do enrichment courses each term, but this was one was quite cool.  We borrowed a film camera at a time when digital cameras were becoming mainstream.  It was black and white film and we developed a few frames in the dark room at college.  I developed one shot of my mum and gave it to her for Mother’s Day that year.  And this was the other shot I developed, of the boats in the canal near my house.

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Sometimes I think it would be cool to develop pictures at home- some people set up dark rooms in their bathrooms, but then I think I would be too scared of the chemicals catching fire.